HB 166 State Budget Bill Update: PLF Amendments; OLC to Testify

PLF Amendments for HB 166

Amendments in the House to HB 166, the state’s two-year budget bill, are due to House Finance Committee Chairman Scott Oelslager’s office this Friday. OLC has been contacted by two House members who are drafting amendments to increase the PLF for FY20-21. This is all part of the behind the scenes negotiating process and puts the OLC in a better position for restoring the PLF. As a reminder, the governor’s proposal would maintain the PLF at 1.68%.

HB 166 Talking Points (PDF)

Restore the PLF White Paper (PDF)


OLC Testimony on HB 166

OLC is scheduled to provide testimony on HB 166 on Thurs., April 11 in the House Finance Subcommittee on Higher Education. The hearing will begin at 9:00 a.m. in Statehouse Room 018 and should be available through the Ohio Channel.

Membership of the Subcommittee was recently changed. Speaker Larry Householder (R-Glenford) announced late last week that Rep. Haraz Ghanbari (R-Perrysburg) will replace Rep. Jay Edwards (R-Nelsonville) on the subcommittee. The remaining members of the committee include: Chairman Rick Carfagna (R-Genoa Township), Rep. Rick Perales (R-Beavercreek), Ranking Minority Member Bride Rose Sweeney (D-Cleveland) and Rep. Adam Miller (D-Columbus).